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Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia on 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation

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The Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation, the team announced Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 9, though Pedroia has been battling soreness and swelling in his knee since late July. In a corresponding move, left-hander Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and will assume Pedroia’s spot on the roster.

It’s been a rough year for Pedroia, who’s been repeatedly sidelined with a knee contusion, wrist sprain and rib issues since the start of the season. While the frequent injuries have cut into his playing time, he’s been productive when healthy, slashing .303/.378/.406 with six home runs over 388 PA.

Manager John Farrell told reporters that he doesn’t expect the injury to be season-ending, but the club intends to take things slow with their starting second baseman to ensure a full recovery. In the interim, Eduardo Nunez will continue to handle the keystone. Nunez was acquired from the Giants prior to the trade deadline and has mashed .407/.439/.741 with four home runs and a 1.179 OPS in 57 PA since his arrival in Boston.

Colby Rasmus signs a minor league deal with the Orioles

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Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that Colby Rasmus has agreed to a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.

Rasmus, 31, played only 37 games with the Rays last year. The reason: the previous offseason he underwent surgery to repair his left hip labrum and his core muscle, and the hip continued to bother him throughout spring training. He began the season on the disabled list and made his debut on May 2, hitting .281/.318/.579 in 129 plate appearances before going back on the DL June 23. He’d never return, “stepping away” from the game in the words of the club, which placed him on the restricted list for the remainder of the season.